Tech Innovators With Lived Experience Solve the Big Problems

Mar 8, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Black, Latinx, and Justice-impacted tech entrepreneurs have a lived-experience that offers perspective and promise for tackling society’s biggest problems: prisons, pollution and poverty. Yet, these founders face significant barriers bringing their solutions to market. The panel will discuss the latest market research, investment strategies and new infrastructure being built to support underrepresented tech entrepreneurs to actualize an equitable future for all. The approach requires a long view and strong collaborations across policy, big tech, accelerator, and investment sectors. Here from a panel of experts blazing these trails.

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Natrina Gandana


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Elizabeth Nguyen

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